RSPB Swell Wood

A378 , Taunton, TA3 6PX

RSPB Swell Wood


Explore this ancient woodland meandering along nature trails spotting roe deer, woodland birds and butterflies. 

From the hide watch nesting herons in spring and listen to the cacophony they create.

Please note that dogs on leads are only allowed on the scarp trail and are not permitted on other parts of the reserve.

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Accessibility/ Wheelchair and Disabled Access Information: 

Car parking: 12 spaces, 1 Blue Badge space. Spaces in main car park all firm, flat, bare ground.

Spaces in over flow car park all gravel surface.

Nature trails access: 

  • Scarp Trail, 1 mile (1.8 km). Steep in places and can be muddy after rain. One stile.
  • Woodland Trail 0.75 mile (900 m), with a viewpoint overlooking West Sedgemoor. Part of this trail is level and smooth. No steps, gates or other width restrictions.

Dogs: Assistance Dogs welcome at all times. Other dogs on leads welcome on the Scarp Trail only.


  • Parking On-Site Parking On-Site
  • Family friendly Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings Group Bookings
  • Free Entry Free Entry
  • Open All Year Open All Year
  • Picnic Area Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access Partial Disabled Access
  • Biodiversity diversity Biodiversity diversity

Contact Details

RSPB Swell Wood, A378 , Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA3 6PX

Dawn til Dusk, 365 days a year.

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